The Lexus NX lineup is offered in three trims: NX 300, NX 300 F Sport and NX 300h (hybrid). While the F Sport model is the best-looking of the family, making the step up to the F-branded model doesn't bring a large difference in performance with it. With that in mind, we'd recommend skipping all-wheel drive, unless you're in a northern part of the country, and going with the regular base trim.
Pricing for the NX 300 with front-wheel drive starts at $37,380. Power for the model comes from a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine that produces 235 horsepower. Fuel economy for the configuration is EPA-rated at up to 22 miles per gallon city, 28 mpg highway, and 25 combined.
Standard features on the NX 300 include dual-zone automatic climate control, power-folding exterior mirrors, an eight-inch display, an eight-speaker audio system, Bluetooth, a WiFi hot spot, Siri Eyes Free, Amazon Alexa compatibility, a rearview camera, and NuLuxe upholstery. The NX 300 also comes with Lexus Safety System Plus as standard, which adds automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high beams.
Here's how we'd spec our Lexus NX 300:
- Model: 2019 Lexus NX 300
- Engine: 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder
- Output: 235 hp / 258 lb-ft
- Transmission:Six-speed automatic
- Drivetrain: Front-wheel drive
- Fuel Economy:22 City / 28 Hwy
- Options:Premium Package ($3,270, a power moonroof, heated and ventilated front seats, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, 18-inch alloy wheels, enhanced LED daytime running lights, a power-tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel), Navigation Package ($1,860, navigation, a 10.3-inch display, Lexus Enform Destination Assist, a 10-speaker audio system, an extra USB port, Lexus Enform Dynamic Navigation), Electrochromic inside mirror ($125, required with Navigation Package)
- Base Price:$37,380 (including the $995 destination fee)
- Best Value Price:$42,635